The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have been put on alert following the possibility of a terror attack from seaside by the Pakistani terrorist outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and another Pakistani terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
According to reports, “LeT” has been building its sea strike capabilities to launch an attack through the Indian sea coast. The Indian navy and the coast guard that has been guarding the country’s 7,517-kilometer-long coastline has been alerted by the counter-terror officials about the possibility of an attack on ports, cargo ships and oil tankers by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), another Pakistan-based terrorist group has started a rigorous training programme which involves swimming and deep diving in order to carry out terror attacks on the Indian sea coast. They have been training recruits in deep water diving techniques at swimming pools and canals.
One of the reports even cited that the terrorist’s group might hijack cargo ships or oil tankers in order to carry out the terror attacks. The report cited by counter-terror officials stated that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) considered “Samudri Jihad” (terror attack via water bodies) to be more sacred as compared to land jihad and the members are trained in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur area since June 2018.
The equipment used for training by the terror groups included open-air circuit breathing apparatus, complete neoprene suit sets, and weight belts. This is not the first time that such a terror attack has been planned via sea or coastal route, i.e infiltration via sea and other water channels.
One of the deadliest terror attack ever, which was carried out on 26 November 2008, where 10 members of LeT had carried out bombing attacks and shootings which went on for four days. Most of these terrorists had received marine warfare at a remote camp in Pakistan. 164 people were killed whereas 364 people were injured during this terror attack.
India on Alert, Against the possible Lashkar and Jaish, attacks From Sea
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